Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

The National Film Authority (NFA) of Ghana has partnered Great Minds Group of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to organise Africa’s first Cinema Convention, in Accra, next Monday.

Dubbed: ” MetaCinema Forum Africa”, the event is expected to explore prospects for cinema infrastructure development and related opportunities for the audiovisual sector in Ghana.

It is aimed at creating the opportunity to attract foreign direct investments, by stimulating local investments for cinema infrastructure development on the African continent.

Speaking to the Ghanaian Times, Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante, the Chief Executive Officer, NFA, said: “Meta Cinema Forum Africa will work to close the gap in cinema exhibition.”

He said that the forum would be a gathering of global cinema investors, film distributors, cinema developers, key policy makers in the film ecosystem on the African continent.

“This intervention is a dedicated effort towards exploring prospects to increase the number of cinema infrastructure, ensuring a vibrant distribution network, creating jobs for the sector and impacting the African economy through arts and tourism, “Ms Asante said.

She said that as the headquarters of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA), Ghana, was proud to be the cinema gateway, opening the door for the continent in its strategic bid to the world of cinema investors, exhibitors and builders.

Ms Asante said Africa remained the most underserved market in cinema exhibition with less than 1700 screens to over 1.3 billion population on the continent.